North Korean Threat Widens to Target Multinationals

Tara Seals 

The North Korean–linked hacking group known as Reaper is expanding its operations in both scope and sophistication, and it has now graduated to the level of an advanced persistent threat.

According to FireEye, the threat actor has carried out long-term targeting of North Korea’s interests in South Korea since 2013, but it’s now focusing on multinational campaigns using advanced capabilities. For instance, the group recently exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Abode Flash Player, CVE-2018-4878, which represents a concerning level of technical sophistication.

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